Vitamin and herbal supplements can have severe interactions with one’s prescription medications. This is why people should list any such supplements along with their other medications when visiting the doctor, to be sure they don’t pose a risk, says Michele Caliva, a nurse and the administrative director of the Upstate New York Poison Center.
This week, Caliva notes the problems that are caused by some supplements, such as chamomile, St. John’s wort, soy and ginkgo biloba. She says there is sparse regulation of these supplements and often little or no research to support their health claims.
Also this week: teen suicide and depression, plus medical care from a hospital patient's point of view.
Join us for these topics on this week's "HealthLink on Air," Sunday at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.